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December 27, 2016

Meal Prep + Balance

Meal prep.

The statement that so many love and hate simultaneously. Many individuals I know live religiously by prepping for the week to make certain they stay on point, which I think is a great practice to an extent. However…I feel at some point it is important to take a step back and evaluate the WHY behind prepping.

So many of us are future-focused that we are never happy until the ideal body, coach, nutritionist shows up. This mindset is often driven by dissatisfaction with our current situation, but the truth is that the “LIVE IN THE PRESENT” opportunities to connect and grow are actually what make our bright and compelling future and body come to fruition. If you are missing out on hanging with friends, laying by the pool, going to brunch, having a dating life, basically missing out on life, then I suggest you take a step back with the rigidity of your practice. Live in the now while building your fitness goals. Do the little things each day. Heed the advice below on how to meal prep but still be PRESENT. Don’t miss the chance to connect, love, and laugh with your friends and family.

Personally, I prep for 2-3 days at a time and plan my traveling to and from places around town that make it easy for me to hit the store if I need to grab a food item.

Things I buy and prep:

  • HEB Organics Normandy Blend- frozen bags of broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots that I put in a pyrex dish and bake on 375 for 45min to an hour.
  • Grape tomatoes
  • Grapes- rinse and take off the vine (seasonal)
  • Frozen organic mixed berries (I buy these when berries are not in season)
  • Lemons- cut them up so they are easy to squeeze in my water
  • Strawberries- rinse, cut, and take off the stems (seasonal)
  • Peaches (seasonal)
  • Frozen mangos
  • Cherries- frozen or fresh based on the season
  • Spring mix
  • Carrots in a bag- steam so easy to grab and go
  • Butternut squash- I buy the package where the squash is cut up, and all I have to do is bake or steam it
  • Spring mix
  • Kelp noodles
  • Broccoli slaw
  • Frozen Wild Alaskan Cod, Ahi Tuna, & Wild Salmon- I found this at Trader Jo’s. All I have to do is thaw out the package I want to use for the next few days and toss it in the skillet with any of the things listed above and it’s ready in less then 5 minutes.
  • Green onions- chopped and rinsed
  • Jalapenos
  • Avocado
  • Eggs- hard boiled

The list above requires very little time to prep, but makes it easy for me to throw meals together and stay on point all while being a Showout. I encourage you to live in the now. Live in a space of gratitude. Be thankful for the body you have been given and the journey it continues to take you on. Your fitness goals are right at your fingertips!

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